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First Summer Salad

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We had our first salad from our garden last night.  I planted tons of lettuce back in March, with hopes of using the thinnings for early summer salads.  So far this year, we’ve eaten herbs, spinach, and now this lettuce out of the garden.  Are you picking anything yet?


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Independence Days Update, July 28

Plant something.  

  • too rainy last week, didn’t plant anything…

Harvest something. 

  • parsley
  • basil
  • pickle cukes
  • greenbeans
  • yellow squash
  • crookneck squash 
  • chives
  • my first couple of (small) tomatoes

Preserve something. 

Prep something

  • Ed built shelves and hangers in the garage.  We organized our gardening stuff.

Cook something new.  

  • maple/mustard breaded baked pork chops (my invention, but forgot to take a picture… I’ll post pictures next time)
  • bacon and onion pizza using Chris and Melissa’s onions
  • Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe from Animal Vegetable Miracle)

Manage your reserves.  

  • used some of the pesto I froze earlier this summer 
  • organized freezer

Reduce waste.

  • reusable shopping bags
  • Sigg water bottle 
  • made pickles out of the plethora of cukes from our garden and Chris and Melissa’s garden

Work on local food systems

Learn a new skill.

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